Katie Couric Shares Personal Snap With The Late Barbara Walters

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Former Today host Katie Couric paid an emotional tribute to the legendary newswoman, the late Barbara Walters for her distinguished career. The 65-year-old took to Instagram to share how the journalism trailblazer has motivated her and how she is lucky to have met her. What more did the Associated Press Award winner mention in her Instagram tribute? Keep reading to find out the details!

Katie Couric Declares Barbara Walters OG Of Female Broadcasters

Barbara Walters passed away at the age of 93 on December 30, 2022. As per her spokesperson, the veteran journalist died peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. Moreover, she lived a life with no regrets. She was a feminist and icon throughout her career which spanned more than fifty years.

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On Sunday, Katie Couric shared on Instagram that, “Barbara Walters was the OG of female broadcasters.”

Katie Couric Shares An Inspirational Note From Barbara Walters

The Emmy Award winner revealed how Walters was comfortable interviewing both Oscar winners and world leaders. Her body of work is unparalleled. She further added that she was lucky to receive Barbara’s encouragement and kindness. Katie revealed that she has a note from Walters framed in the office that she received when she landed a big interview with President George W. Bush.

She even shared the note she received that read:

“Dear Katie, you were terrific with Mrs. Bush (you knew far more than she did), and nabbing the President was a real coup. You are so darn good! Bravo! Barbara.”

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Katie Couric wrapped up the tribute as she stated, “As I wrote in my book, she liked to say we were similar— that neither of us was particularly glamorous. I never quite knew how to take that! But the fact that Barbara saw some of her in me was nothing but a compliment. Thank you for everything. Barbara. #RIP.”

Katie Couric Was A Rival Of Barbara Walters

Although Katie Couric is all praises for the late journalist, Walters wasn’t just a mentor for Katie. She was also a direct rival of hers for a certain time period. Back when they worked as popular faces in the world of journalism, they often competed to bag big interviews and scoops.

However, over the years, the duo developed a deep and complex relationship that was built upon mutual appreciation and admiration.

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Couric is one of many celebrities that paid tribute to Walters since her death. The View also paid tribute to its former co-host and creator in the first show since the news of her death broke on December 30. Walters was among the original panelists on the show alongside Joy Behar. During her time on the show, she won Daytime Emmy Awards in 2003 for Best Talk Show and Best Talk Show Host.

What do you think of Katie Couric’s emotional tribute to the late Barbara Walters? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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